Archive for July 2014

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 1–3

Chicago Craft Beer Events, August 1–3
It’s Lollapalooza weekend and… well… well what. Musically I have to admit to being older than the stuff they made dirt out of, even if there is always a new band or two I can get into. But where’s the beer? In my world, Lollapalooza is every weekend. Let’s welcome yet another Chicago brewer to... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, July 28-31

Chicago Craft Beer Events, July 28-31
Monday, July 28 2:00 – 5:00 pm ♦ Sierra Nevada Beer Camps Across America Bus Tour Palmer Place Restaurant and Biergarten, 56 S. La Grange Rd., La Grange, IL (708) 482-7127 Join us to Meet the Brewers & Celebrate Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America. 12 different beers brewed at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co with... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, July 25–27

Chicago Craft Beer Events, July 25–27
So. Any beer festivals this weekend? Friday, July 25 Popcorn ’n’ Pils Pairings Weekend Tap House Grill, 6010 S. Cass Ave., Westmont, IL (630) 541-8840 Pairings with beer, $12: White truffle, Parmesan & fresh herbs with Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils Spicy Creole mustard & scallion with Lagunitas Pils Roasted Garlic, sun dried tomato... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Events, July 21–24

Chicago Craft Beer Events, July 21–24
Just a quick note to the effect that we have yet another brewer in town: Marz Community Brewing is a communal group related to the Lumpen arts group and Maria’s Community Bar. Their beers have been starting to appear arts events around the Bridgeport area. Monday, July 21 Belgian Independence Day Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, July 18–20

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, July 18–20
Through Sunday: Greatest Weekend Ever Temperance Beer Company, 2000 Dempster St, Evanston, IL (847) 864-1000 It’s the height of summer, so let’s have a party. FRIDAY: Sauce and Bread Kitchen Nacho Champs are back! They’ll have a slew of world-famous Co-op Sauce’s to slather at the reigning champion carnitas nacho bar. We’re tapping our newest... Read more »

BACtrack Vio: A Keychain-sized Breathalyzer

BACtrack Vio: A Keychain-sized Breathalyzer
Here’s some info from a news release about the smallest iteration of the personal breathalyzer. I figure this is worth the interest of people like us who enjoy beer often. BACtrack, the leader in personal and professional-grade breathalyzers, introduced its newest smartphone breathalyzer, BACtrack Vio™, available at retail as of July 15. This new breathalyzer... Read more »
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LeBron WHO? Todd Ashman Returns to Flossmoor Station

LeBron WHO? Todd Ashman Returns to Flossmoor Station
“Breaking!” That’s the modern-day equivalent of “Stop the Presses!” And here’s a story that’s worth the shout. Todd Ashman, the brewmaster who first brought Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery to prominence in the late 1990′s, has announced he will be returning to oversee the brewpub’s planned production brewery. Todd is currently brewmaster at FiftyFifty Brewing... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, July 14–17

Chicago Craft Beer Events, July 14–17
Monday, July 14 Two Brothers’ First Roundhouse Beer Tapping Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL 630-393-2337 Imperial Cane and Ebel will be available for a limited time, only at the Two Brothers Roundhouse! Our first ever beer brewed right here in Aurora! 5:30 – 9:00 pm ♦ Temperance Brewing Tapping Standard Market, 1508... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, July 11-13

Chicago Craft Beer Events, July 11-13
Yikes! After a brief stretch of calm, we’re back to craft beer bedlam in Chicago! I had to stop gathering events and just post what I got. I’m still going through stuff that will be added here later. Or check my Facebook page for latest updates, including notice of who will have the last two... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Calendar, July 7-10

Chicago Craft Beer Calendar, July 7-10
Tuesday, July 8 6:00 pm ♦ Rock Bottom Summer Honey Ale Tapping Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 1 W. Grand Ave., Chicago (312) 755-9339 Rock Bottom is releasing its popular Summer Honey Ale, a refreshing summer craft beer with a touch of honey – and a new pairing menu with items like Mango Chicken and... Read more »
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